Can I retire at age 65 with 466,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $466,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$38,482$38,139$37,805$37,478$37,159$36,350
2 years$19,050$18,696$18,352$18,018$17,695$16,883
3 years$12,574$12,218$11,875$11,545$11,226$10,438
4 years$9,337$8,981$8,642$8,317$8,007$7,248
5 years$7,395$7,042$6,706$6,388$6,087$5,359
6 years$6,100$5,750$5,420$5,109$4,816$4,121
7 years$5,176$4,829$4,504$4,200$3,917$3,254
8 years$4,484$4,139$3,820$3,524$3,249$2,619
9 years$3,945$3,604$3,290$3,001$2,736$2,138
10 years$3,514$3,177$2,868$2,587$2,332$1,764
11 years$3,162$2,828$2,525$2,252$2,005$1,468
12 years$2,869$2,538$2,241$1,975$1,738$1,230
13 years$2,621$2,294$2,002$1,744$1,515$1,037
14 years$2,409$2,085$1,799$1,548$1,328$877
15 years$2,225$1,905$1,624$1,380$1,170$745
16 years$2,065$1,748$1,473$1,236$1,034$635
17 years$1,923$1,609$1,340$1,110$917$543
18 years$1,797$1,487$1,223$1,001$815$465
19 years$1,685$1,378$1,120$904$726$399
20 years$1,584$1,281$1,028$819$649$342
21 years$1,493$1,193$945$743$581$295
22 years$1,410$1,114$871$676$520$254
23 years$1,334$1,042$804$615$467$219
24 years$1,265$976$744$561$420$189
25 years$1,201$916$689$513$378$163
26 years$1,143$861$639$469$340$141
27 years$1,089$810$593$429$307$122
28 years$1,039$763$552$393$277$105
29 years$992$720$513$360$250$91
30 years$949$680$478$331$226$79
31 years$908$643$446$304$204$68
32 years$870$608$416$279$185$59
33 years$835$576$388$257$167$51
34 years$801$546$363$236$151$44
35 years$770$518$339$217$137$38
36 years$740$491$317$200$124$33
37 years$712$467$297$185$113$29
38 years$686$444$278$170$102$25
39 years$661$422$261$157$93$22
40 years$637$401$244$145$84$19
41 years$615$382$229$133$76$16
42 years$593$364$215$123$69$14
43 years$573$347$202$114$63$12
44 years$554$330$189$105$57$11
45 years$535$315$178$97$52$9
46 years$518$301$167$90$47$8
47 years$501$287$157$83$43$7
48 years$485$274$147$76$39$6
49 years$470$262$138$71$35$5
50 years$455$250$130$65$32$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $466,000, adding $6,758 every year, while hoping to spend $38,403 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 43/48/9 Blend
64$466,000$466,000$466,000$466,000
65$520,503$495,805$488,582$541,248
66$532,734$479,239$464,089$539,791
67$544,925$460,574$437,488$533,786
68$557,032$439,667$408,669$526,409
69$569,005$416,366$377,515$517,548
70$580,786$390,510$343,904$507,085
71$592,311$361,931$307,710$494,893
72$603,510$330,448$268,801$480,834
73$614,300$295,872$227,038$464,762
74$624,592$258,003$182,277$446,519
75$634,283$216,629$134,367$425,939
76$643,262$171,525$83,150$402,839
77$651,402$122,457$28,462$377,026
78$658,561$69,174$0$348,291
79$664,583$11,412$0$319,283
80$669,294$0$0$289,992
81$672,497$0$0$284,437
82$673,978$0$0$284,060
83$673,496$0$0$282,719
84$670,785$0$0$280,287
85$665,547$0$0$276,622
86$657,454$0$0$271,566
87$646,143$0$0$264,947
88$631,210$0$0$256,572
89$612,207$0$0$246,227
90$588,639$0$0$233,677
91$559,957$0$0$218,661
92$525,555$0$0$200,889
93$484,762$0$0$180,042
94$436,834$0$0$155,766
95$380,950$0$0$127,671
96$316,202$0$0$95,325
97$241,586$0$0$58,250
98$155,992$0$0$15,920
99$58,196$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0